Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2007.
xi, 337 pages ; 24 cm.
Constitutionalism and democracy.
Formatted Contents Note
Situating rights : an introduction to the nature of American rights / Richard Primus The emergence of the modern concept of a right in America : the contribution of Michel Villey / James H. Hutson The authority of rights at the American founding / John Phillip Reid Rights natural and Civil in the Declaration of Independence / Barry Alan Shain The creation, reconstruction, and interpretation of the Bill of Rights / Akhil Reed Amar The dilemma of declaring rights / Jack N. Rakove The limited horizons of Whig religious rights / A. Gregg Roeber The history of rights in early America / Gordon S. Wood Rights consciousness in American history / Daniel T. Rodgers The diversity of rights in contemporary ethical and political thought / Leif Wenar and Stephen Macedo The politics of rights talk, then and now / Rogers M. Smith.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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